Case report: Histoplasmosis as a cause of pleural effusion in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

B. C. Marshall, J. K. Cox, K. C. Carroll, R. E. Morrison

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Abstract

Disseminated histoplasmosis is an increasingly important opportunistic infection in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the first case of histoplasmosis as a cause of pleural effusion in a patient with AIDS. Regulation of the typical intracellular yeast on a Wright-Giemsa stained smear of the pleural fluid cells allowed prompt initiation of amphotericin B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume300
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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